You may not find a bunch of clown cars, floats, or candy, but you will find you will thoroughly enjoy this parade of thoroughbreds, work horses, and plow ponies. Delaware has hosted the All Horse Parade for more than a quarter-century now.

The Sunday event kicks off the Delaware County Fair (which begins on Saturday, Sept. 17 and runs through Saturday, Sept. 24).The parade features more than 500 horses pulling carriages, sleighs, wagons, a fire engine, even a hearse.

The parade is billed as the largest all-horse, non-motorized vehicle parade east of the Mississippi.

Admission is free, and while you'll want to watch where you walk if you cross the parade route, there are plenty of volunteer "scoopers" on patrol!

Event: Delaware County All Horse Parade Date: Sept. 11, 2011 Place: Downtown Delaware Time: Parade starts and ends at the Delaware County Fairgrounds at 3 p.m. Admission is FREE www.delawarecountyfair.com

-Kristen Maetzold